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Now that the summer months are upon us, it’s time to have as much fun as possible, but, we need to stay safe while doing it. With changes in the weather come risks of sun damage, allergies, and much more. Follow the tip below for a safe and satisfying summer. Practice Sun Safety Even when the sun doesn’t seem to be particularly strong, apply sunscreen before going outdoors. It needs to be reapplied throughout the day, especially after strenuous activity, excessive sweating, or swimming. It is best to choose a sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher to provide the…

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Did you know that original forms of yoga were meant to be practiced in nature? Yoga is connects you with your higher self and the universal mind of the cosmos. Find a peaceful place outdoors; it might be next to your favorite tree, lake, or forest. The poses below are great if you’re an experienced yogi, an intermediate student, or a novice. Standing Mountain Pose This pose is a great exercise to start your outdoor yoga session. It keeps your mind and body connected to nature. Start out by standing tall like a mountain. Feel your feet press firmly into…

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Cancer takes a toll on you both physically and emotionally. Here are some ways that you can regain feeling secure and healthy during National Cancer Survivors Day. See a Therapist Therapists can deal with the aftermath of cancer and cancer treatment. They understand the security that you lose and have ways that you can begin to regain it. A therapist can also help you deal with any depression and issues with motivation that you may have. Connect with Others Many people who have cancer feel isolated from everyone else when they are sick. You may feel that other people cannot…

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Biking to work is a great way to change up your everyday routine and to enjoy your commute. Here are ten compelling reasons why you should consider strapping your helmet on and riding your bike to work. 1. Cycling to work is a great way to incorporate exercise into your routine Everyone knows exercise is crucial for good health, but most people have trouble finding time to exercise as much as they’d like to. Who has time to spend an hour at the gym in between work and making dinner every day? If you struggle to fit workouts into your…

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Staying fit isn’t easy, but if you want to take charge of your body with a new fitness routine, take advantage of resources you have at your disposal. The next time you take the kids outside to play, give yourself the full-body playground workout while you’re there, your body will thank you. Try some of the moves listed below to help you get in shape while you’re out having fun. Put that Swing to Work on Your Abs Sitting on a swing and feeling that rush of the wind whipping by has always been fun on the playground. Now it…

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Being proactive with your health and seeing a doctor regularly are important to preventing serious medical conditions. Well-woman visits (also known as annual exams, pelvic exams, or gynecological exams) are an important part of your preventative care routine. What is a Well-Woman Visit? A well-woman visit is an exam performed by any doctor, nurse practitioner, or other provider. You often can see your regular primary care physician if you prefer, or you can schedule your well-woman visit with an ob/gyn. At a well-woman visit, the goal is prevention. Your provider will examine you physically and ask you questions about your…

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Because allergies and colds have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to determine whether what you are experiencing is a cold or seasonal allergies. Determining the cause of your symptoms is important, because how you treat a cold is different from how you treat allergies. In addition, if left untreated or treated improperly, it can result in more serious complications. Allergies can turn into bronchial infections and colds can turn into sinus infections. Once the initial issue turns into a more serious problem, recovery can be delayed from a few weeks to a few months. What is a cold? A…

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Oral health care affects your overall health whether it’s good or bad. Poor oral health care has been linked to the onset of diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and various forms of cancer. Good oral health can reduce your risk of developing such serious health problems over time, yet this still isn’t enough to encourage many people to visit the dentist more regularly. Whether you’ve gone a long time between dental visits or you simply need a new dentist to handle your regularly scheduled check-ups, you must know what to ask when searching for a new dental professional. Your…

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Staying in shape is no easy task, especially with other responsibilities like work, family, errands, and extra-curricular activities. Fortunately, it’s never been easier to spring back into a fitness routine or even start a brand new one. Follow the tips below and you’ll get that beach body back in no time. Food Regardless of how many hours you workout at the gym, you need to maintain a healthy diet. Eat small meals of lean protein, veggies, and whole grains throughout the day. Meal prep at the beginning of the week and divide your meals into individual portions for each day,…

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If you’re looking for ways to improve your heart health, there are several workouts that you can do. Did you know that the American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day? Here are a couple of aerobic exercises that you can do to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease. Walking Whether you go for a walk outdoors or rely on the trusty treadmill, a brisk walk can help improve your physical health. When going for a walk, make sure that you bring some tunes, wear comfortable shoes, and let people…

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